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2015 REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

Empowering individuals. Strengthening families. Building Communities.

 & CORE VALUES

MISSION

Goodwill collaborates with our community to transform donations into innovative training, employability, and financial stability programs that empower people with disabilities and other barriers to achieve independence.

Employability

We believe in the power and dignity that comes through work and focus our services on empowering people to reach their work-related goals.

inclusion

We believe in the inherent worth of all people and celebrate each person as unique, treating everyone with dignity and respect and paying attention to each person’s perspective and individual needs.

collaboration

We believe that only through teamwork and partnerships can we successfully serve those who need us most.

stewardship

We commit to being socially, financially and environmentally responsible with community resources.

accountability

We take ownership of our actions, products, decisions, and policies, and we meet our commitments, accepting responsibility for our individual and collective performance at all times.

innovation

We embrace continuous improvement, bold creativity, and new ideas that have the potential to change the world — one person at a time.

Donations

Recycling

Retail

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CAREER SERVICES

Training

Job Placement

Financial Education &  Assistance

YouthBuild

VITA

Volunteers

DONATED GOODS & RETAIL

Dear Friends of Goodwill,

Goodwill Industries of Central East Texas, Inc. experienced an exciting 2015. We achieved many milestones as a result of the amazing work of each and every one of you—our team members, our partners, our program participants, our volunteers, our Board of Directors, our customers and our donors.

In this report, we highlight some of our achievements of 2015. More importantly, we have featured two program participants who truly have experienced the transformative power of education, of support, and ultimately, of work.

On behalf of Goodwill, thank you for being a critical partner in our mission. The achievements of 2015 could never have been accomplished without your hard work, support, guidance, perseverance and generosity. Thank you for your support, and I very much look forward to working together even more in the coming years to empower local individuals, strengthen our families and build our community—one job at a time!

Erica Cook

Executive Director

How do we fulfill our mission?

One donation at a time.

Goodwill collects unwanted, gently used items such as clothing, furniture, electronics and household items. Our employees inspect each item and then sort and process donations to stock our retail stores or to be recycled. Over 50% of the employees within the Donated Goods program have a disability or some other barrier to employment.

Find your nearest Goodwill donation center.

donors served

31,242

2,374,292

pounds of

donations collected

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What’s new? In 2015, we reinstated our Estate Services program. We'll help you clear out unwanted, gently used items left over from an estate sale, garage sale or a move. If you have a large donation to make to Goodwill, contact us to arrange a pick up at your home or office.

One   pound    at a time.

How do we keep our community clean and green?

Goodwill keeps community donations out of the landfill by putting people to work in receiving, processing and selling. In addition, metal and computers and parts are also recycled and sold for salvage. This important community initiative helps keep our environment clean by keeping unwanted toxic materials out of the landfill.

What’s new? In 2015, we added cardboard to our recycle stream and established a baseline for measurement of waste, water and energy usage across our facilities.

 

We partnered with Garrett Primary in Lufkin Independent School District to establish Giving Makes Cents, a program that educates future donors about reducing, reusing and recycling while serving as a fundraiser for the school.

pounds of donations recycled

of donations diverted from the local landfill

503,891

85%

How do we fund our operation?

One    dollar    at a time.

Goodwill sells the donations collected from the community to provide training and mentorship to develop job skills and financial stability. These classes are free of charge to our clients and provide a necessary gateway to overcome barriers to independence. Our goal is to place hardworking people into the workforce.

Find your nearest Goodwill thrift store.

88,186

customers served

1,532,789

pounds of donations sold

$1,248,774

from the sale of donations

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of revenue provided by the sale donated goods

62%

What’s new? In 2015, we reorganized our Diboll location to house operations for our eCommerce auction website shopgoodwill.com in partnership with Goodwill Industries International.

 

We also obtained a grant through the T.L.L. Temple Foundation for improvements to all three locations including updated finishes and fixtures for our retail stores, expanded donation centers and a new career center at our Nacogdoches location.

How do we empower individuals in our community?

How do we empower individuals in our community?

One   person   at a time.

One   person   at a time.

Goodwill’s Workforce Development (WFD) program continually provides sessions to people with disabilities and barriers to employment to increase knowledge and skills, obtain academic and employment-related certifications, secure and retain employment, attain financial assets and ultimately realize financial stability for themselves and their families.

2,322

individuals served

11 individuals receiving GEDs

15,539

workforce development assessment, training

& skill development services provided

5,403

academic training sessions

960

post-secondary credentialing sessions

121

total credentials attained

2,322

post-secondary credentials earned

55,168

total services provided

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GOODWILL SUCCESS STORY

DARS Paid Work Adjustment Training  |  Job Placement

I came to Goodwill because I knew that they would help me find a job. They helped me with applications. They taught me how to interview and dress properly for the interview, which lead to my success in my search for a job. Goodwill gave me self-confidence, helped me take control and go out into the workforce to find a job that I love.

M.J. HALL

How do we put local people back to work?

One      job       at a time.

The mission of Youthbuild of the Pineywoods is to engage low-income, at-risk young people ages 18-24, from Angelina and Nacogdoches counties, who have barriers to employment, to help transform their lives through increased education and training and assist in developing relationships with construction-industry employers who will serve as their mentors.

Become a career mentor.

Become a YouthBuild sponsor.

5,158

days of paid & unpaid on-the-job training

$9.14

average wage of person placed in jobs

435

mentoring sessions

$1,183,274

wages paid in 2015 to employees and clients

3,758

job placement and retention services

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One    hand     at a time.

One  student  at a time.

How do we strengthen families in our community?

How do we support at-risk young adults at home?

4,366

financial education & coaching services

890

transportation assistance services

5,183

family financial stability services (including VITA free tax preparation)

2,146

other support services

individuals

placed in jobs

vouchers provided

to persons in need

1384
91

72

51

64

students served

receiving

industry-recognized construction credentials

students increased academic skills greater than two grade levels

GOODWILL SUCCESS STORY

YouthBuild Graduate  |  Level I Certification

in Basic Welding from Angelina College

YouthBuild gave me the confidence I needed to want better for myself. I knew completing this program was the first step to a better life. I had my moments of weakness when I thought it would be easier to give up, but the YouthBuild staff were always there pushing me. Everyone in YouthBuild truly cares about me.

XAVIER SHANKLE

How do we give back to our community?

936

individual free tax returns prepared

$1,200,000

tax refund

dollars provided

265

individuals receiving earned income tax credit (EITC)

$246,500

savings in tax preparation fees

$513,000

EITC through VITA

Goodwill provides free tax preparation services for members of low-income households through our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

One   refund   at a time.

$1,446,500

total direct financial

impact of VITA program

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We are able to carry out our mission and provide service opportunities to our community through a solid network of volunteer workers. Their dedication to the mission allows us to stretch our resources further so that we can accomplish more.

One     hour     at a time.

How do we invest in our community?

Public Support & Revenue

719

14,126

9,946

volunteers serving

in programs

volunteer hours

court-referred

volunteer services

$1,248,774

from sales of donations

$707,026

from grants, fee-for-service,

other cash contributions, etc.

$17,175

from support services

$34,972

from contract services that

employ people with disabilities

$2,007,947

of our revenue was used

to put people back to work

in your community

82%

Expenses

$2,057,974

$1,011,984

to collect, process and sell donations

$655,378

to provide mission services, including

training wages for clients

$29,181

to employ people with disabilities that

provide contracted services to the community

$361,431

to administer and account for all agency programs

-$50,027

Deficit in 2015

When you give to Goodwill, you become a job creator.  Your generous financial gifts help us create opportunities for people to build skills, earn credentials and advance their careers.

Become a job creator.

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